Apr 29, 2014

Challenge - Inscription closed - We are 48!


This is the back of my first page. Perhaps I'll leave it like that. I like to show the stitches from the back. This gives some clue of the process. It recognizes effort. The only motif I would consider to cover them is if they distract too much from the actual page to the right of it...

The backing isn't an issue yet. It will depend on the choice of binding and we will consider this at the end.

You can add photos of the process in the folder too if there is something interesting to see.

I'm waiting for the first photos to come!

I must confess that I can't stop doing pages... I already have 5!

Apr 27, 2014

Challenge - Booklet Feltalong - Page 1


This is the first page of the booklet. I send the information about it to the participants per email.

If you would like to participate the inscription closes Monday night (28.04.14).

The knitalong is for free and there will be a raffle or one of my pages between the participants that uploaded at least 6 pages and the cover of the book to the Challenge Pinterest Group (you can find the link on the top of the right column of this blog). Also each participant will donate one page to one of the other participants at the end of the challenge so that each participant will be surprised with one mystery page.
It will be somehow a combination of challenge with round robin...

Apr 24, 2014

CHALLENGE! - Booklet Feltalong – Free – You are invited to sign in! In English


This is the project I was thinking of since a long time. It is about offering a feltalong in the blog and I tried to imagine how to organize it to make it interesting and fun. It should be somehow myterious and a way to encourage you and help you to keep going and discover  techniques in a playful way.

This is the idea:

  1.        The object we are going to be working on is on a small art book doing a page at a time.  
  2.         It will be a visit card size so that you will be able to do the pages one by one in no time (I discarded the inchies version of it for being too small!!). The size the first page turned out to be was about 2 ½“ x 3 ½“ - without the button part - and I think it’s a decent size to work with. 
  3.       The booklets will have a theme. Mine will be - true to my style - a Medieval one... It can also be a flower book, a discovery book, a houses book, you name it..
  4.    The pages are going to be made out of felt, dry or wet done. You can use fabric instead but because they are so small they can easily be needle felted or cut out from a felted piece and the assembly of the book the way I imagine it will be easier with felt to accomplish. 
  5. I will be posting the instructions on Mondays. 
  6. We will have a Bookies Group Board in Pinterest. 
  7.   I will offer a technique or embellishment  idea  for each page.
  8.  I will be sending more suggestions and ideas per email to the people who inscribe to the feltalong.
  9.  I WILL RAFFLE ONE OF MY PAGES AT THE END BETWEEN THE ONES WHO INSCRIBED TO THE FELTALONG , who participated actively and commented throughout on the blog. each one of the participants is asked to do the same with one of the pages she/he made. To be considered an active participant you should have made at least 6 pages and the cover of the booklet and pin them to the Pinterest Group Board.
  10. Any additional ideas will be posted in my blog The Fabric of Meditation.
  11. You can send me all questions you have per email.
  12. TO INSCRIBE PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO:  lechner.sara@gmail.com
THERE IS A LINK TO THE CHALLENGE FOLDER IN PINTEREST ON THE UPPER RIGHT SIDE OF THE BLOG. ONLY PARTICIPANTS OF THE CHALLENGE WILL BE ABLE TO UPLOAD THEIR BOOKLETS IN IT!!

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Apr 16, 2014

Flower Angel - Blumenengel - Ange de la Fleur - Angel de la Flor


This little angel is looking for Easter bunnies...


Dieser kleiner Engel sucht Osterhasen...


Ce petit ange est en train de chercher des lapins de Paques...


Este angelito está buscando conejitos de Pascuas...

Apr 12, 2014

Birds - Vögel - Oiseaux - Pájaros


I love the freedom in the change of  scale in illuminated manuscripts. 



Ich liebe die Freiheit im Skalawechsel in illuminierten Manuskripten. 



J'adore la liberté du changement d'échelle dans les manuscripts illuminés



Adoro la libertad en el cambio de escala en los manuscritos iluminados.



Apr 11, 2014

Life continues - Das Leben geht weiter - La vie continue - La vida continúa


... but my studio will take longer to be finished... I try to forget stitching...

...aber mein Studio wird nicht bald fertig... Ich versuche mit Sticken die Zeit zu vertreiben...

...mais mon atelier ne va pas etre fini ce mois... J'essaye d'oublier en brodant...

...pero mi atelier no progresa... Trato de olvidar bordando...


Apr 7, 2014

Stitchalong - Mitmachen beim Sticken - Brodons ensemble - Bordemos juntos


I'm thinking about offering a "stitchalong" next time. You can have an idea of it following the development of this piece. It would be like a workshop of techniques and of the way of building the wallhanging. I would be grateful to hear comments on this!

Ich denke an eine neue Art, Workshops im Internet anzubieten. Nach diesem Stück würde ich gerne eine Serie von Anleitungen darüber anfangen, wie man einen Wandbehang vom Anfang bis zum Ende baut (mit der Erklärung aller dazugehörenden Techniken). Kommentare werden gerne entgegengenommen!


Après finir cette pièce j'aimerai bien offrire un  workshop online où je montrerai pas à pas comment faire et construire un tapis semblable à celui-ci. J'atteds vos commentaires!

Después de terminar esta pieza estoy pensando en ofrecer un taller online mostrando cómo construir un tapiz similar a este. Espero vuestros comentarios!

Day and Night - Tag und Nacht - Le jour et la nuit - Día y noche


Influence of the Middle Ages... sun, moon and little clouds.

Einfluß vom Mittelalter... Sonne, Mond und kleine Wolken.


Influence du moyen age... soleil, lune et petits nuages.

Influencia de la edad media... sol, luna y nubecitas.


Apr 5, 2014

Growing - Wachsen - Grandissant - Creciendo


Rainy day - Regentag - Jour de pluie - Día de lluvia

Outside, not in the piece!

Draussen, nicht in dem Stück!

Dehors, pas dans la pièce!

Afuera, no en la pieza!


Using old lace and a kind of shadow work putting wool under it. 

Spitze und Schattenstickerei mit Wollfülle.

Dentelle et "shadow work" avec de la laine dessous.

Encaje y "shadow work" con lana adentro.


A beginning of something... The needle keeps the rain blues away...

Ein Anfang... Die Nadel erhellt den trüben Tag...

Un commencement... L'aiguille peut changer un jour triste et gris...

Un principio... La aguja ayuda a cambiar un día triste y gris....